A practical summary of NICE recommendations on managing chronic asthma in children, young people, and adults, including three management algorithms
This summary provides advice on identifying malnutrition risk in patients with COPD and managing nutrition in accordance with risk category; it also provides a pathway for using oral nutritional supplements.
The 2017 summary of the GINA asthma guideline. Includes algorithms for the diagnosis of asthma, and the management of asthma exacerbations in primary care.
A useful and informative algorithm for choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
A clear and concise summary of a strategy on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention. Includes COPD assessment and treatment algorithms.
Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.
Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children, in the third of a mini-series of feature articles.
Jane Scullion explores the increasing complexity of the multitude of inhaler devices we have available to us and the therapeutic options they can offer, in the second of a mini-series of feature articles.
Jane Scullion provides an introduction to the inhaled-device options available for the treatment of respiratory conditions, including COPD and asthma, in the first of a mini-series of feature articles.
Tools and resources
Source: UK Inhaler Group (www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/media/69775/ukig-inhaler-standards-january-2017.pdf). Hosted with permission. December 2016 (planned review date December 2018)